There’s been a recent resurgence in crafts. Needlework, knitting and crocheting are becoming popular among the younger generations. It’s all good.
2. Stitch Away Stress
Last April, the council created a “Stitch Away Stress” campaign. The repetitive action of needlework is believed to create a relaxed state, similar to yoga or meditation.
3. There’s A Lot Of Rewards With Knitting
Once you learn how to do it, needlework can reduce blood pressure and lower heart rate. The stress hormone, cortisol, is also reduced. One study showed that when those suffering from anorexia nervosa were taught to knit, they significantly improved. Why? It lessened their fears.
4. Some Believe Knitting Helps With Weight Control
When your hands are full, it’s hard to snack. Needlework requires using both hands and some concentration. So, you’re not thinking about eating.